Yelandur, Mysore, Mysore State (now in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka), India
 27 Mavalli Circle (1986)

About Me

Avinash was born in Yelandur to Smt. Indira and Sri. B.K. Narayana Rao, a lawyer. He studied at Hardwicke High School in Mysore and completed his education at Manasa Gangothri, Mysore, with an M.A. in English literature. Drawn to theatre and cinema from a very young age, he had a very active theater life at Mysore and later at Bangalore. He married well-known award winning actress, advocate & spokeswomen of the BJP Malavika Avinash, who was his co-star in the soap opera Mayamruga, in 2001. . Together they have starred in films & television shows and are blessed with a son Gaalav. His first job after his M.Phil was that of an English lecturer in National Institute of Engineering, Mysore. He continued to teach at MES College Bangalore as one of the most popular lecturers of the college. He is an Indian actor who stars predominantly in South Indian language films and notably in the Kannada, Telugu and Tamil film industries. He has been in the industry for two decades now and has acted in over 375 films.

Films were a natural choice for Avinash after his debut in the National award winning GV Iyer's "Madhvacharya" based on the life & times of the 12th century enlightened master as the protagonist Saint Madhva, a film that won several national & State awards. As an actor Avinash's memorable roles to date are Girish Kasarvalli's National award (Swarna Kamal) winning Dweepa where he played the protagonist opposite actress Soundarya, TS Nagabharana's National award winning Chinnari Muththa, Chiguridha kanasu & Singarrevva, TN Seetaram's National Award winning Mathadana and many more.